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Project CARS 2 latest screenshots look amazing

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Feb 25, 2017 11:20 pm

Project CARS was one of the best looking games of all time, but the sequel is shaping up beautifully so far, with the unofficial FB fan page for the game sharing 11 new screenshots of the game.

 

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There will be over 170 cars, and 60+ tracks featured in Project CARS 2 as well as the fan requested Online Championships game mode, and additional racing disciplines - something that will include ice, dirt, snow, and mud racing.

 

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Expect Project CARS 2 in the second half of this year... but until then, enjoy these new screenshots.

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BlackBerry announces KEYone, with Pixel's camera sensor

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Feb 25, 2017 9:04 pm

MWC 2017 - The first official day of the Mobile World Congress starts on Monday, but companies always hold their events a day or two earlier.

 

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BlackBerry is the first one who took the stage in Barcelona and announced their KEYone. Before the announcement, we heard a lot of rumors about the device under the codename BlackBerry Mercury.

 

The device, as expected, has a physical keyboard, which is a signature feature of BlackBerry phones.

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Genesis Alpha One is the 80s sci-fi game I always wanted

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Feb 25, 2017 1:12 pm

I love it when video games leave a distinct impression and make you think. Team 17's new unique sci-fi game Genesis Alpha One looks like the 80s sci-fi game I've always wanted, and I'm genuinely intrigued.

 

 

Indie dev Radiation Blue's new game Genesis Alpha One has ignited my imagination. Aesthetically, it looks like it'd be at home in the Alien franchise, and I see shades of 80's style sci-fi from the greats like John Berkey, Kubrick and Ralph McQuarrie. There's a synthetic sterility to it all that really invokes this true feeling of cold, heartless androids or genetically-modified nonhuman clones. Its space without the celestial wonder: the dark, deadly and foreboding space, the space where no one can hear your scream. The space that's our future and our damnation all-in-one.

 

In this short trailer and the accompanying screenshots I get a very real sense that we'll essentially be playing a sci-fi novel. To extend that feeling Genesis Alpha One shifts gears quite a bit--like the genetically modified clones onboard the ship, the game is a cross-bred hybrid: one parts FPS, one parts base-building, one part survival and one part roguelike all wrapped into one. If this wasn't enough, the game will have randomly-generated galaxies and systems to explore, all teeming with hostile aliens.

 

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iPhone 7 explodes, smoke coming out caught on video

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Feb 25, 2017 10:26 am

It looks like Apple doesn't want to let Samsung have all the flagship exploding fun, with an iPhone 7 Plus owner seeing their expensive smartphone explode, with smoke pouring out of the side of it.

 

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The video has over 1.2 million views, with massive amounts of replies and retweets. Brianna Olivas, the owner of the iPhone 7 Plus, said that the troubles began the day before it exploded. She purchased the iPhone 7 Plus from Sprint, and it wouldn't turn on - so she went to an Apple Store, where staff ran diagnostics on the handset and said it was fine.

 

Olivas' iPhone 7 Plus was fine, until the next morning when it caught fire , with smoke billowing out of the side of it. She said on Twitter through a direct message to Mashable: "The next morning I was asleep with my phone charging next to my head, my boyfriend grabbed the phone and put it on the dresser".

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Mass Effect: Andromeda on PC is Origin exclusive

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Feb 25, 2017 9:00 am

Mass Effect: Andromeda's PC port will deliver the ultimate experience in many ways: uncapped frame rates, proper 4K gaming, 21:9 ultrawide support on day one, better visuals and PC-wide optimizations through DICE's powerful Frostbite 3 engine. But there's one caveat: it's exclusive to EA's Origin client.

 

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If you want to play BioWare's latest and greatest new Mass Effect game on PC then you have two options: buy the game physically in DVD form or pick it up on EA's Origin client. BioWare has confirmed that Mass Effect: Andromeda won't be sold on Steam. This is likely to secure the game with Origin client DRM.

 

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Nintendo sues company for real life Mario Kart racing

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Feb 25, 2017 7:13 am

Nintendo is suing a Japanese go-kart company for hosting real-life Mario Kart racing events throughout the streets of Tokyo.

 

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Marika is a company in Japan that hosts go-kart racing tournaments where attendees dress up as Mario Kart characters and zoom around the city of Tokyo. These races are quite popular, however Marika (an abbreviation for Mario Kart) didn't get Nintendo's permission, nor are they paying Nintendo for the rights to use their characters.

 

Once Nintendo got wind of this they instantly filed a lawsuit seeking "compensation for unfair competition and copyright infringement acts."

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Horizon Zero Dawn launch trailer, first patches detailed

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Feb 25, 2017 4:18 am

PS4 exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn is nearly here, and it is riding quite the hype wave being called the best game on the new PS4 Pro so far - developer Guerrilla Games has released the launch trailer, and details on the upcoming v1.01 and v1.02 patches.

 

 

Guerrilla took to the official PlayStation Blog, where they wrote: "It is my pleasure to be able to share the launch trailer for Guerrilla's new title, Horizon Zero Dawn. This is easily our most ambitious project that we have taken on. When we began our journey over five years ago, we wanted to have the creative freedom to imagine something fresh. As soon as we saw the enthusiasm from the team for the concept, and our lead Aloy, we knew we were on the right path".

 

The developer continued: "The result of our voyage is Horizon Zero Dawn - a game set in a lush post-apocalyptic world, in which Machines are the dominant species and mankind is propelled back to the stone ages. It is a game of exploration, not just of the perilous new world but also of Aloy's identity. On behalf of the entire team at Guerrilla, I hope you'll enjoy accompanying Aloy on her journey as much as we have enjoyed creating it for you".

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Mass Effect Andromeda PC requirements released

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Feb 25, 2017 2:40 am

Mass Effect Andromeda is close to its release - with BioWare sharing the PC system requirements for the game, with relatively tame requirements - like a GTX 660/Radeon HD 7850.

 

 

The full requirements:

 

MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

 

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10
  • PROCESSOR: Intel Core i5 3570 or AMD FX-6350
  • MEMORY: 8 GB RAM
  • VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GTX 660 2GB, AMD Radeon 7850 2GB
  • HARD DRIVE: At least 55 GB of free space
  • DIRECTX: DirectX 11

 

RECOMMENDED SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

 

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10
  • PROCESSOR: Intel Core i7-4790 or AMD FX-8350
  • MEMORY: 16 GB RAM
  • VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GTX 1060 3GB, AMD RX 480 4GB
  • HARD DRIVE: At least 55 GB of free space
  • DIRECTX: DirectX 11

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Obsidian wants to make a Dark Souls-type game

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Feb 25, 2017 1:56 am

Obsidian Entertainment, the devs that brought us many such fine games as Pillars of Eternity and Fallout: New Vegas, want to expand their repertoire with a number of different types of games. In fact, the devs want to make their own Dark Souls-style hard-as-nails 3D RPG.

 

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Obsidian devs revealed some interesting details about future projects and aspirations in a recent Reddit AMA. When asked if the team will make more traditional action 3D RPGs similar to Dark Souls, Fallout or Mass Effect, company CEO Feargus Urguhart replied in the affirmative.

 

"Absolutely, one of the reasons we are up on FIG is to see if we can find a new source of funding for our games to make all sorts. However, I'm not sure if you saw, but have both Tim Cain and Leonard Boyarsky working on something that isn't Pillars of Eternity."

 

"I want us to do a Dark Souls-style game. Can you please edit your question to say "along the lines of Dark Souls or Bloodborne" so that it looks like Feargus has said "Absolutely!" to that? kthxbye," Obsidian dev Eric

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AMD Ryzen CPUs sold out at select retailers already

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: Feb 25, 2017 12:36 am

AMD has launched its Ryzen CPU family to some huge fanfare, with the Ryzen 7 1800X and Ryzen 7 1700X becoming the #1 and #2 best-selling CPUs on Amazon within hours - and now, some retailers are already selling out of their first batches of pre-orders.

 

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Right now, the Ryzen 7 1800X is unavailale on Amazon - with no ETA on new stock, with Newegg saying the Ryzen 7 1800X is out of stock. The Ryzen 7 1700X and 1700 processors are in stock for now, but I'm sure they're going to sell quickly - especially with news that the $329 processor can overclock to 4GHz+ and beat the Ryzen 7 1800X.

 

NCIX has the Ryzen 7 1800X, 1700X, and 1700 all available for pre-order (in both the US and Canada), while Memory Express has all 3 processors (for the Canadian market only). Fry's says that all of their Ryzen CPUs are now out of stock, so if you're in the market for a new Ryzen PC - you might want to pull the trigger, now.

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